Inglewood Primary School

NEWSLETTER No 28 -- 19 September 2019

Our Mission:

Learning to think, to do, to be

Ako ki te whakaaro, ako ki te mahi, ako kia ora ai te mauri

Our Vision: To provide a teaching and learning environment where of those involved: demonstrate respect, expect the best, achieve through opportunity, communicate actively & feel good and safe

Nau mai haere mai, talofa koutou

What fabulous weather yesterday and today. Our students here at IPS have been enjoying the sunshine and opportunity to get outside.

Today we have had visits from more animals (dogs and horses). Our young learners loved the experience of interacting or seeing these animals first hand in a safe and controlled environment. Thank you to the families who arrange the visits. Last week we had lambs and puppies.

Puke Haupapa

Our Puke Haupapa Team are also out and about today in New Plymouth. They are undertaking research of our local Ngamotu area. They are visiting Puke Ariki Landing, Bowlarama, the foreshore and the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.

Inglewood Lions Speech Competition

Thank you to all the parents and staff who attended the Lions Speech Competition

yesterday held at St Patricks Catholic Church in Inglewood to support Ayla Gyde, Capri Peterson and Rhianna Chard in this event. All students spoke with pride and clarity and we are delighted to announce both Capri Peterson and Rhianna Chard who have been selected to go through to the regional finals next term.

Sports/Group Photos - Photo Life

Photos were taken this week for sports teams, Year 8 and School Leader photos. Please collect an envelope from the school office and return by Wednesday 25 September if you wish to order a photo.

REACH Goal for Week 10

Respecting property and people.

REACH Celebration

We would like to celebrate REACH at home. Please email the school office at or drop in to the office a wee note including the information below.

REACH At Home ………………………… has displayed the following Inglewood Primary School REACH value/s at home or community.


Please write the details of what you observed:

Name:…………………………………………………………………………. Date: ……………………………………...

Happy Birthday / Ra Whanau

to Haizen Ware, Skyler Woodham, Taytum Gyde, Breeze Woodham, William Young, Blake McLeman, Paige Hewald and Julia Pearse who are celebrating their birthday's this week.

Our school roll is currently 381.

Students of the Week - Term 3 Wk 9

Naki Plumbing and Gas Y7 & Y8

Kaitlyn Antill - For giving her best attitude towards new learning challenges. Keep taking risks and pushing yourself Kaitlyn!

Sevens Soccer Cluster Event

A fun day to be had on Tuesday 24 September with a postponement day of Thursday 26 September.

Desperately seeking soccer supervision. We need adults to supervise a team of 10 students. You do not have to be an expert but be there to help sub on and off during the games. Contact if you can help.

Taranaki Cross Country Wednesday 25 September

We will be departing at 0930 by bus. Each student will need: some warm clothing including a coat (this runs in the rain is only called off in extreme weather), plenty of water to drink, snacks and lunch. Running shoes are recommended for runners. Parents, if you are attending this event please let us know, especially if you are taking your vehicle and intend taking your child/children. We need to know more accurate numbers for the bus. Ensure your child is well prepared for the day. Payment needs to be made for entry prior to the event.

RACES: Ages as at 25th September 2019

11:00am Girls 9 yrs and under 2000m

11:15am Boys 9 yrs and under 2000m

11:30am Girls 10 yrs 2000m

11:45am Boys 10 yrs 2000m

12:00noon Girls 11 yrs 3000m

12:15pm Boys 11 yrs 3000m

12.30pm Girls 12 yrs 3000m

12:45pm Boys 12 yrs 3000m

1:00pm Girls 13 yrs 3000m

1:15pm Boys 13 yrs 3000m

MEDALS Medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each event & presented as soon as possible after each race.

TEAMS AWARD “School Teams Challenge” To be presented to the school with the lowest combined score of the first 4 runners across the line in each race. One trophy per race to be presented and kept by the school with certificates for the runners. Note: These may not be awarded on the day.

Loud Shirt Day

On Friday 27 September (our last day of the term), we invite students to wear their LOUDEST shirt in support of our Deaf Community. Funds raised on Loud Shirt Day help deaf children to reach their hearing and speaking potential, so they can live a life that is not limited by their disability. We ask that students bring along a gold coin please. Your generosity speaks volumes.

Food Scraps

Thought about feeding our pigs Marmite & Toast? You have a new scrap bin from the council that would be handy for you to bring along when you are walking your child/children to school. Wow farm life and experiences at our door. We will readily take these scraps.

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We are proud to be Smoke Free

We all have a right to quality air. Thank you for respecting this and enforcing this.

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Important Information for Parents / Whanau

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Save Money & Reduce Carbon Emissions

Most of you probably live less that 2km from our school. If you drive your child/children to school did you know that it costs you more to do so? This comes from the AA and is on their list of ways to reduce costs and fuel consumption.

Avoid short trips

If your destination is only a short distance away, try and use alternative modes of transport, such as walking or cycling. Around a third of NZ car trips are less than two kilometres in length and vehicles use more fuel when they're cold.

Often, it is actually less stressful to just walk. Consider getting gear into the car, getting everyone into car seats and seat belts (oh, I remember the pain, resistance and arguments), the traffic and then trying to find a park. For your health and mental well-being, try walking for a week. Take up the challenge, keep the phone in the pocket (your health app will love you) and enjoy precious time with your loved ones. This also de-stresses after all the effort of getting them up, dressed, fed and out the door. Good luck and enjoy!

Cyber Safety Agreements

The elearning team led by Mrs Alice Smith have our new ICT User Agreements ready to distribute. These went out in hard copy to all students a couple of weeks ago Please ensure you read them WITH your child, sign them and return them to the Office. Debbie and Mia will document the returned agreements . Please note, if we do NOT have the agreement back, for your child/children there will be NO access for them to our school devices.

Thank you Hammer Hardware

Thank you for the bag of puzzles for our students. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness.

Reminders of information given on enrolment to IPS

We understand that on enrolment there is a wealth of information to read and understand, so each week, we will re share snippets to ensure clarity for all.

School Absence:
If your child is absent from school for any reason, please leave a message on the school answer phone or use the School App. Please state name and reason why the child is away. Thank you.

Yummy Stickers: Please return all part or full sheets of stickers to the school office by 16 September so we can redeem them for sports equipment for our school. Please remember to continue collecting these throughout the year. Thank you for your support.

Sports Uniforms: Please check your cupboards, under beds, drawers etc for any sports uniforms that belong to the school office. We have a lot not returned. Thank you

School Accounts: Please ensure your Term 3 ECF payments are paid by the end of Term.

Help! Help! Recycled Bottle House

We need more clear 1.25 litre and 2.25 litre bottles. If you have an interest in assisting with environmental projects please contact Mrs Ritchie who would love some support. We have a lot of projects and the Enviro Crew work most Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes on projects.

Tennis Championships

Next term we will be holding our tennis competition. Seeking any parents out there that could potentially help referee and support this competition contact Mrs Ritchie.

Term 3/4 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Monday 23 September

Full School Assembly - 11.00am

Tuesday 24 September

7 aside Football Tournament

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle forms to the office by 3pm

Wednesday 25 September

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Taranaki Cross Country

Thursday 26 September

7 aside Football Tournament PPD

Friday 27 September

Loud Shirt Day

Last day of Term 3

Monday 14 October

First day of Term 4

Full School Assembly

Saturday 19/Sunday 20 October

School Working Bee

Monday 21 October

Powhiri to welcome new staff and families

Tuesday 22 October

Vision & Hearing Visiting

Thursday 24 October

Pita Pit due at the office by 3pm

Friday 25 October

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 28 October

Labour Day - School Closed

Tuesday 29 October

School Closed Teacher Only Day

Wednesday 30 October

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Monday 4 November

Full School Assembly - 11am

Wednesday 6 November

Inglewood Primary School Athletics

Thursday 7 November

Inglewood Primary School Athletics PPD

Year 6 Information Evening - 7pm

Friday 8 November

Year 8 Orientation Day at Inglewood High School

Year 6 Orientation Day - 11am

Monday 11 November

Full School Assembly - 11am

Tuesday 12 November

Junior School Athletics Day

Thursday 14 November

Pita Pit lunch orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 15 November

Pita Pit Lunch

Monday 18 November

Full School Assembly - 11am

Tuesday 19 November

Town v Country Athletics - TET Stadium

Monday 25 November

Full School Assembly - 11am

Tuesday 26 November

Road Patrol Appreciation Day

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch Order Forms due at the office by 3pm

Wednesday 27 November

ParentLink Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Monday 2 December

Full School Assembly - 11am

Friday 6 December

Year 8 Graduation Dinner Dance - Inglewood Town Hall

Monday 9 December

Full School Assembly - 11am

Thursday 12 December

Pita Pit lunch orders due at the office by 3pm

Friday 13 December

Thank you helpers lunch - 12.30pm Staffroom

Pit Pit Lunch

Monday 16 December

Full School Assembly - 11am

Tuesday 17 December

Meet the 2020 teacher - 2pm

Wednesday 18 December

Service Award Assembly - 2pm

Final Junior/Middle Assembly - Time to be confirmed

Thursday 19 December

Final Senior/Intermediate Assembly - Time to be confirmed

Friday 20 December

School finishes at 12noon

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2020 School Term Dates

Please note the school will be closed for Waitangi Day Thursday 6 Feb and also Friday 7 Feb 2020, enjoy the long weekend whanau.

Term 1:
31 January - 9 April

31 January - Learning Partnership Day

6 February - Waitangi Day

7 February - School closed

6 March - School Closed Teacher Only Day

9 March - Taranaki Anniversary

Term 2: 28 April - 3 July

(Note Monday 27 April - Anzac Day mondayized)

1 June - Queens Birthday

Term 3: 20 July - 25 September

Friday 4 September - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Term 4: 12 October - 18 December

26 October - Labour Day

27 October - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

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... nga mihi koutou

Regards Karen & Staff

Office – 7568040 Fax – 7566060 Mobile – 0274 - 961654 Dental – 7568041

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: Please support our local new florist at 121 Rata Street, Inglewood - The Love Bunch Florist. Stephanie Valentine has an amazing range of flowers for bouquets, arrangements, weddings and funerals. Phone 0272879780 or email
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IPS Clothing

Please click on the link to order directly from our school website or pop into the school office.